Multiple Exposure is the story of one family’s life of arrivals and departures due to war. The U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have captured the lives of the U.S. military and their families for over 10 years, and Ellen Masters' husband has been repeatedly deployed. In this novel, Ellen shares her desires to connect with her husband and family, and to discover her own strength by training for a marathon.
Ellen describes the woodlands where she loves to run and the cave that fascinates her throughout life. The landscape is both inviting and haunting, intoxicating Ellen to stay in that place while her husband is assigned to an Army post in another state. Ellen longs for their daughter to connect with him beyond photographs and Skype calls.
The novel captures the beauty of a Southern setting while showing the complexities of living in constant transition due to the possibility of death and the considerations of life on a daily basis. Ellen creates a way to channel her frustrations and anger into running--an activity that both challenges and heals her.
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Shana Thornton is the author of three works of fiction, THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS (2019), POKE SALLET QUEEN AND THE FAMILY MEDICINE WHEEL (2015) and MULTIPLE EXPOSURE (2012). She created the BreatheYourOMBalance® brand and yoga book series, and she is a Series Editor for BreatheYourOMBalance®. Shana teaches both writing and yoga classes in Clarksville, TN. She is the Founder of the Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail (2019). She is a 200hr. registered yoga teacher. Shana earned an M.A. in English from Austin Peay State University. Shana lives in Tennessee with her family.
To find out more about Shana's other books, click on the titles below: Other books (fiction):
RIPE FOR THE PICKIN' (Forthcoming 2021)
THE ADVENTURES TO PAWNASSUS (2019)
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE (2012)
SEASONS OF BALANCE: ON CREATIVITY AND MINDFULNESS (2016), Co-authored with S. Teague
BreatheYourOMBalance yoga book, series editor
Author of The Nudge Writing Prompt series
Fans have asked for a sequel to POKE SALLET QUEEN & THE FAMILY MEDICINE WHEEL (2015), Thornton's Tennessee family history of tall tales, moonshining, and secrets. RIPE FOR THE PICKIN', the second book in the POKE SALLET QUEEN series is forthcoming in 2021.
Southern festivals, folk music, families falling out & returning: "Shana writes a magical story that stays with you long after the final page. As with one of the characters, 'She knows real magic.'" -Virginia Brown, author of Dark River Road & the Dixie Diva mystery series
Shana is the Founder of the Clarksville/Montgomery County African American Legacy Trail, a free community publication that features places of significance honoring African American leaders and locations. Created in 2019. READ MORE HERE
Journey with Luna on her Adventures to Pawnassus, where she meets the literary dogs of her time and tries to fulfill her dreams. After being abandoned, Luna finds a home close to Nashville, but her troubles are not over, and she needs the friendship of Mia & her family to inspire a belief in the future. READ MORE HERE
S. Teague & Shana Thornton write a book that inspires creativity by offering affirmations, prompts, and expressions about the seasons of life. READ MORE HERE
Shana is a series editor for BreatheYourOMBalance®, our yoga book series. The series features nonfiction, fiction, and poetry on different themes concerning the yoga practice. READ MORE HERE